University of Minnesota - 15th Ave Part-time Bilingual Research Sleep Technician (M-F approx 2-830pm) in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Job ID354573 LocationTwin Cities Job FamilyLR-Technical Full/Part TimePart-Time Regular/TemporaryRegular Job Code4913 Employee ClassAFSCME Unit 7 - Technical About the Job The School of Public Health division of Epidemiology and Community Health is seeking applications for a part-time (30 hours a week) Bilingual Research Sleep Technician for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Study (4913 Community Health Assistant). Starting pay is dependent upon the selected candidate\'s relevant qualifications and internal equity: \$22.41-\$23.77 hourly (\$34,959.60-\$37,081.20 annually based on 30 hours per week) Work Arrangements: Hybrid; Core business hours are 2:00pm-8:30pm; M-F; Must have a reliable vehicle to go to the homes of research participants in the afternoons and evenings to administer questionnaires, to instruct and set up the devices. Majority of home visits will be in St Paul with some in the neighboring cities (mileage will be reimbursed). Office location is Epidemiology Clinical Research Center (ECRC), 1100 Washington Ave S Ste 201, Minneapolis, MN 55415 The School of Public Health (SPH) is committed to and welcomes you to join us in our pursuit of building equity and driving justice. We particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our School, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, veterans, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities. Please note: At this time, the University\'s employment site is limited in how it collects applicant demographic information. Applicants are encouraged to provide their preferred name and/or pronouns within their attached application materials. The Bilingual Research Sleep Technician for the Sleep ancillary to the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Sleep will be responsible for the following: 40% Recruiting and scheduling 2 to 4 participants per week. Each visit is anticipated to take between 60 to 90 minutes, with up to an additional 30 mins to 1 hour of transportation. (mileage will be reimbursed) 40% Interviewing, performing procedures and applying wearable devices. Conduct afternoon and evening visits in participant homes primarily in St Paul with a few in the surrounding cities to administer consent forms if needed. Attach sleep monitoring equipment and explain the procedures involved with use of the polysomnography, actigraphy units and 24 Blood Pressure monitors. Administer sleep questionnaires and explain use of the sleep diary. Collecting equipment from the previous day. 20% Download and review study data and electronically transfer data to the off-site \"Reading Center\". Cleaning/Sanitizing equipment after use. Prepare participant feedback/result letters. Certification in all areas of performance will be required. Training will be provided prior to the beginning of study operations Qualifications Are you excited about this job and meet the required qualifications, but your past experience doesn\'t align perfectly with every preferred qualification? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If this is you, we strongly encourage you to apply because you just may be the right candidate for this or other roles. All required qualifications must be documented on application materials. Required Qualifications: Three (3) years of education and/or work experience Bilingual - fluent in Spanish and English (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Must be able to garner trust and ensure confidentiality to establish excellent rapport with study participants, many of whom are native Spanish speaking individuals. (This is a long term study concerned with retention of the originally recruited participants from the early 2000\'s.) Must have a reliable vehicle to go to the homes of research participants in the afternoons and evenings to administer questionnaires, to instruct nd set up the devices. Majority of home visits will be in St Paul with some in the neighboring cities. (mileage will be reimbursed) Computer skills working with Microsoft Word/Excel or something similar Attention to detail 100% commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging Preferred Qualifications: Experience conducting research interviews, data collection and scheduling. Experience performing technical procedures such as sleep monitoring, anthropometry, blood pressures and applying monitoring devices such as Glucose and Heart monitors with research subjects. Experience working with people from diverse racial and economic backgrounds. Experience setting up and maintaining research clinic operations Experience recruiting and retaining participants in a research study Experience working as part of a team About the Department The Division of Epidemiology & Community Health focuses on disease and health in various populations. Our faculty and students examine the distribution, cause and prevention of diseases, and how human behavior affects overall health. The division offers MPH, MS and PhD degrees, as well as dual and joint degrees. Research: The work of epidemiologists spreads across sectors and areas of study, so our division and faculty are often partnering with other research entities and community organizations on public health research and interventions. We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work. Research priorities or pods which encourage collaboration and innovation among our faculty and build upon the division\'s robust research history include the fields of Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Global health Infectious Disease, Maternal and Child Health, Healthy Weight, Social Epidemiology, Substance Abuse and Grocery Assistance Program Study for Families. The Division\'s Mission: To improve the health of the public through state-of-the art teaching, translation of research into practice, and training of the next generation of public health professionals. Benefits Working at the University At the University of Minnesota, you\'ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work. The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts University HSA contributions Disability and employer-paid life insurance Employee wellbeing program Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Financial counseling services Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost Please visit the for more information regarding benefits. How To Apply Applications... For full info follow application link. The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. 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